Kezia McKeague, the Southern Cone and Brazil team’s director at McLarty Associates, shares on-the-ground observations from Buenos Aires on the economic and political consequences of the strict public health measures the Argentine government has adopted to halt the spread of COVID-19.
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by phone from Buenos Aires by Agustino Fontevecchia, digital director of Perfil, one of the leading news companies in Argentina, and executive director of the English-language Buenos Aires Times, to discuss tensions between the Argentine press and the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner government, and expectations for the media’s relationship with president-elect Alberto Fernández.
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Sarah Nielsen, an Argentina Project researcher at the Wilson Center and former reporter for the Bubble, an English-language media company in Argentina, to discuss Alberto Fernández’s dog and how young Argentines are shaping the political landscape.
Today’s episode features highlights from “Adelante or Déjà vu?”, our recent seminar on Argentina’s presidential election. La Nación’s Rafael Mathus moderated the panel, featuring our host, Benjamin Gedan; Monica de Bolle, a Johns Hopkins professor; and Paula Alonso, a professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by phone from Buenos Aires by Demian Bio, who is covering Argentina's presidential election for the leading online Argentine news site, Infobae. They discuss the return of the Peronists, and why the election showed off Argentina’s maturing democracy.
Host Benjamin Gedan is joined by Nicolás Saldías, a senior researcher at the Wilson Center’s Argentina Project, to discuss how Argentina’s powerful unions and restive social movements could complicate life for whoever wins Argentina’s presidential election.
Host Benjamin Gedan speaks to David Smith, a foreign correspondent for The Economist, former senior UN diplomat and special contributor to the Wilson Center’s Argentina Project, to discuss President Mauricio Macri’s surprisingly energetic, albeit quixotic, campaign to win reelection.